The Iris Echo

The Iris Echo is a short narrative film exploring the themes of propaganda, fake news and state media.

Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction SIFF 2018

Full Film

Official selection: Miami International SciFi Festival, the Wasteland Film Festival, the Southampton International Film Festival, the Ocean City Film Festival, the Dublin SciFi FilmFestival and the Derby Film Festival.

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NEW SLAVOSKI, a secretive and ruthless totalitarian state ruled under the iron fist of the beloved ‘Dear Leader’.

Hermes, a low ranking state ‘Reader’ is invisible like most of the working class. Growing increasingly frustrated with the hardship of her existence, she begins to question the truthfulness of her broadcasts to the nation.

Roaming the airwaves in search of answers, Hermes is lead down a dangerous path… sealing her fate and sowing the seeds of revolution.

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Photos courtesy of James Cheynne Photography
Cast & Crew
Roxy Dunn … Hermes
Michael Rouse … Iris
Steven Dolton … Cratus
Mervyn Allcock … Themis
Wayne Edge … Heavy 1
Peter Boulton-Lear … Heavy 2
John B. Wells … Reader

Written by Ted Wilkes
Directed by Ted Wilkes & Tristram Giff
Produced by Mark Sutherland
Cinematography by Michael Peel
Film Editing by Tristram Giff
Production Design by Ted Wilkes
Music by James Jones
Costume Design by Linda Haysman
Makeup Department Anna Lucas … makeup designer Production Management
Mark Sutherland … production manager Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Sutherland … first assistant director
Josh Wilkes … second assistant director Sound Department
Josh Campbell … additional mixing
Bob Jackson … dubbing mixer
Christopher D Richards … sound recordist (as Chris Richards)
Sacha Walker … sound designer Visual Effects by
Pete Hambling … visual effects artist Camera and Electrical Department
Ben McFarlane … assistant camera / lighting assistant
Ben McFarlene … camera assistant / grip
Jude Peel … focus puller / gaffer / lighting assistant
Michael Peel … camera operator Costume and Wardrobe Department
Comet Chukura … costume supervisor
Behind the Scenes

Photos courtesy of James Cheynne Photography
Music